WBJournal | Government & Politics http://www.wbjournal.com/ Get the latest news about Government & Politics en-us <![CDATA[Report: $15 minimum wage impact 40% of Worcester workers]]> 2018-01-18T16:52:35
Raising the Massachusetts' minimum wage to $15 per hour would hurt bus
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<![CDATA[Mass. loses 500 jobs in December, gained 63K in 2017]]> 2018-01-18T11:18:44
The state unemployment rate dropped slightly in the final month of 201
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<![CDATA[Cannabis board unsure of meeting with U.S. prosecutor]]> 2018-01-18T10:44:04
The Cannabis Control Commission has still not reached out to the U.S.
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<![CDATA[Nurses group opposes staffing ballot question]]> 2018-01-17T14:44:05
The Massachusetts chapter of the American Nurses Association has joine
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<![CDATA[MHA lauds Baker opioid proposal]]> 2018-01-17T14:32:01
The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association is praising Gov. Cha
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<![CDATA[Mass. online sales tax strategy eyed as SCOTUS hears case]]> 2018-01-17T11:19:53
A dispute over whether states should be able to require online retaile
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<![CDATA[R.I. Senate approves $83M PawSox stadium]]> 2018-01-16T18:16:03
As the team remains mum on any potential deal in Worcester, the Rhode
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2018-01-16T18:16:03 /ARTICLE/20180116/NEWS01/180119963 http://www.wbjournal.com/storyimage/WB/20180116/NEWS01/180119963/AR/0/AR-180119963.jpg&MaxW=72&maxh=72
<![CDATA[Worcester marijuana grower preparing to open]]> 2018-01-16T14:33:36
Kris Krane, president and co-founder of 4Front Ventures opening a medi
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2018-01-16T14:33:36 /ARTICLE/20180116/NEWS01/180119964 http://www.wbjournal.com/storyimage/WB/20180116/NEWS01/180119964/AR/0/AR-180119964.jpg&MaxW=72&maxh=72
<![CDATA[Cannabis enforcement threat may result in bigger returns, CCC chair says]]> 2018-01-16T10:45:13
The abrupt change in the federal government's approach to marijuana la
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<![CDATA[SBA appoints new New England administrator]]> 2018-01-15T11:49:25
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a new regional administrato
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<![CDATA[Clinton hospital to close endoscopy unit]]> 2018-01-15T11:42:31
The endoscopy unit at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital w
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<![CDATA[Efforts underway to keep state $15 minimum wage off the ballot]]> 2018-01-15T10:54:04
Top Democrats are eyeing a legislative solution that would keep as man
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<![CDATA[State projects 3.5% revenue growth in coming budget year]]> 2018-01-15T10:49:41
State tax revenues are projected to grow at a 3.5 percent clip next fi
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<![CDATA[CVS planning 42 Mass. drug disposal centers]]> 2018-01-15T10:46:21
Forty-two new disposal units are planned at CVS pharmacies in Massachu
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2018-01-15T10:46:21 /ARTICLE/20180115/NEWS01/180119976 http://www.wbjournal.com/storyimage/WB/20180115/NEWS01/180119976/AR/0/AR-180119976.jpg&MaxW=72&maxh=72
<![CDATA[Walmart to close Sam's Club in Worcester, after announcing raises, bonuses]]> 2018-01-12T10:20:02
In the same day Walmart announced it would be raising its starting wag
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2018-01-12T10:20:02 /ARTICLE/20180112/NEWS01/180119977 http://www.wbjournal.com/storyimage/WB/20180112/NEWS01/180119977/AR/0/AR-180119977.jpg&MaxW=72&maxh=72
<![CDATA[After tax law, National Grid to reduce rate increase request]]> 2018-01-11T14:24:33
National Grid will seek a smaller rate hike in Massachusetts than it o
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2018-01-11T14:24:33 /ARTICLE/20180111/NEWS01/180119982 http://www.wbjournal.com/storyimage/WB/20180111/NEWS01/180119982/AR/0/AR-180119982.jpg&MaxW=72&maxh=72
<![CDATA[WPI, QCC get $4M for new photonics lab]]> 2018-01-11T11:28:30
Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Quinsigamond Community College ann
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2018-01-11T11:28:30 /ARTICLE/20180111/NEWS01/180119984 http://www.wbjournal.com/storyimage/WB/20180111/NEWS01/180119984/AR/0/AR-180119984.jpg&MaxW=72&maxh=72
<![CDATA[Georgia man sentenced for $900K Staples fraud]]> 2018-01-11T10:38:56
A Georgia man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison and mus
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2018-01-11T10:38:56 /ARTICLE/20180111/NEWS01/180119987 http://www.wbjournal.com/storyimage/WB/20180111/NEWS01/180119987/AR/0/AR-180119987.jpg&MaxW=72&maxh=72
<![CDATA[Federal changes cause medical pot dispensaries to nix card transactions]]> 2018-01-10T16:12:38
As state regulators, investors and entrepreneurs ponder what a shift i
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<![CDATA[Health Policy Commission offers $10M for lower-cost care projects]]> 2018-01-10T13:54:52
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission is offering $10 million in
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